Before Tesla became the go to brand in the EV world, most people knew electric vehicles by one name alone- Nissan leaf. The car is still going strong in most countries but has recently begun to show its age, (especially after introduction of newer competition) which is obvious because the Japanese manufacturer hasn’t done any major design update since its launch.
However, for fans of the leaf, there’s a new update coming this year. The 2018 Nissan leaf will come with an updated design, more features and hopefully 200+ miles range. It was recently spied in Europe with heavy camouflage.
Here are more details of the car:
2018 Nissan Leaf – EV Veteran
The current Nissan leaf has polarizing opinions from the general public. While some love it because it’s conventional, uninteresting and ‘round’, others loathe it for all the same reasons. While this may be the case, there’s no denying that it is still the most selling electric car ever.
|2018 Nissan Leaf details|
|Price in USA||$40,000|
|Price in UK||£25,000|
|Range||200+ miles (321 km)|
The 2018 Nissan Leaf will adopt the manufacturer’s latest design language. It seems that the Nissan engineers have taken inspiration from concepts like the IDS and Sway, while still keeping some of the Leaf’s generic traits.
The car’s headlamps are now much sleeker and are placed lower down. An updated version of the brand’s signature V-motion grille is provided along with a redesigned bumper and hood. Its sides and rear are much sleeker as well.
The Nissan Leaf 2018 seems to be a bigger than the current model, which should improve the interior and luggage space.
While the interior of the Leaf may have looked futuristic in 2012, it has become ‘almost’ ordinary in 2017. This means that Nissan will not be leaving any stones unturned when it comes to building an even more advanced cabin.
We do not have good picture of the interior yet and this page will be updated once they come out.
2018 Nissan Leaf Powertrain and range
With Chevrolet’s Bolt EV achieving 238 miles EPA-rating, it has become necessary for the Nissan Leaf to have at least one variant with similar capacity. There are rumors that Nissan might source a 60kWh battery from LG chem for this purpose. For smaller variants the cells will be sourced from current suppliers NEC.
2018 Nissan Leaf price and release date
The introduction of the new Bolt EV may have thrown Nissan a little off their schedule but we expect the new Leaf to be revealed later this year. It should reach US and UK market early 2018.
Price for the new leaf is expected at $40,000 in USA and £25,000 in UK
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